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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel must answer questions in Georgia crash lawsuit

Snapchat's CEO will be deposed in a Georgia couple's lawsuit alleging its speed filter app is to blame for a high-speed Clayton County crash that seriously injured a driver.

Georgia Power’s oil and gas expansion scrutinized as fossil fuels boom

Georgia Power's plan to build three new oil and gas-burning units at Plant Yates was under the microscope during hearings Wednesday at the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Report: Chinese electric truck manufacturer plans Georgia factory

Windrose chief executive tells Reuters the Chinese startup aims to open a Georgia plant in 2025.

Ex Atlanta watershed official serving 4 years in prison seeks new trial

Jo Ann Macrina, fired in May 2016, was found guilty in October 2022 of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery.

Election 2024
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Georgia’s on her mind: A list of Harris’ stops to the battleground state

Most of the vice president’s visits have been to Atlanta. She has also made stops in Columbus, Dalton and Savannah.

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State Sen. Derek Mallow criticizes GOP for calling Harris a ‘DEI’ pick

In an interview on "Politically Georgia," State Sen. Derek Mallow criticizes Republican efforts to take down Kamala Harris as the Democratic pick for president.

Publisher plans massive ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ reprints to meet demand for VP candidate JD Vance's book

Biden is out, and all eyes are on Harris. What’s next? Follow coverage

Paris Olympics
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U.S. men lose in soccer as Olympics get started

On a wild opening day for the Olympic men’s soccer tournament, the United States came within the width of the crossbar from taking the lead against host nation France.

Huge Olympic news announcement has Atlanta written all over it

Coco Gauff was announced as an Olympic flag bearer for Team USA. Fellow Olympian and former Georgia Tech tennis player Christopher Eubanks announced the honor.

I tried Speedo's Olympic swimsuit. It's fast in the pool, but takes forever to put on

Complete Coverage: Paris Olympics

Georgia News

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First day of practice at Falcons training camp

Players hit the field for the first training camp practice under new head coach Raheem Morris.

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‘It’s so broken right now’: How a Georgia agency failed to help disabled people find work

Critics and watchdogs say the GVRA, charged with helping disabled people find employment, is one of the least effective such agencies in the country.

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Children with rare birth defect are breathing easier with device made at Georgia Tech

A collaboration between Georgia Tech and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is working to save the lives of children.

Atlanta Music Scene

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Quavo wants youth to soar in music business, life with Rocket Camp

The nonprofit organization, founded by the Grammy-nominated rapper and member of Migos, known as The Rocket Foundation, aims to prevent youth from becoming repeat offenders.

ScHoolboy Q talks love from and for Atlanta, new album

South Central rapper ScHoolboy Q talks about his forthcoming show at the Tabernacle, Atlanta influences and being vulnerable.

Accomplished Atlanta rapper Bktherula literally, figuratively going places

Teen clubs played crucial role in birth of Atlanta’s hip-hop scene

Nostalgia runs deep for Atlanta teen clubs of the '80s-'90s, and the role they played in hip-hop's beginnings.

Crime and Public Safety

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UPDATE

Police ID woman killed in crash that closed I-20 in Cobb for hours

The collision happened around 3:30 a.m. just before Riverside Parkway, or exit 46, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Gwinnett police seek help ID’ing suspect in death of man found in truck

On July 3, officers responded to a call on Paden Cove Trail and discovered Guadalupe Garcia Rodriguez, 40, deceased in his white Chevrolet Silverado.

Arrest made in beating death of homeless man in SW Atlanta

Suspect was located on MARTA train, police say.

Man killed in shooting in SW Atlanta after attempting to prevent car break-in

One individual was shot and killed in the Pittsburgh neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. An investigation is ongoing to determine suspects and motives.

Data Breaches

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AT&T, Ticketmaster breaches show hackers can attack from many angles

As the world has become increasingly digitized, the collection of personal data out there for hackers to steal has grown.

The impact on customers: AT&T latest data breach involved metadata

Nearly all AT&T cellular customers have been impacted by a data breach involving call and text records.

Employees and customers warned: Looking at the Truist data breach

Truist Financial Corp. said it is responding to a cybersecurity incident, notifying employees and some of its customers.

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What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data breach

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Metro Atlanta

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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel must answer questions in Georgia crash lawsuit

Snapchat's CEO will be deposed in a Georgia couple's lawsuit alleging its speed filter app is to blame for a high-speed Clayton County crash that seriously injured a driver.

Metro Atlanta added jobs in June, but jobless rate ticks up. Here’s why

In a stronger than average showing, the metro Atlanta economy added 14,200 jobs last month, but it wasn’t fast enough hiring to soak up all the new graduates.

Ex Atlanta watershed official serving 4 years in prison seeks new trial

Atlanta's former watershed commissioner, Jo Ann Macrina, is seeking a new trial after being found guilty of bribery as part of the yearslong City Hall corruption probe.

Georgia

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Georgia is one of the most stressed states in America

From credit card debt to divorce rates, Georgia residents face a lot of stress

Georgia Power’s oil and gas expansion scrutinized as fossil fuels boom

Georgia Power's plan to build three new oil and gas-burning units at Plant Yates was under the microscope during hearings Wednesday at the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Report: Chinese electric truck manufacturer plans Georgia factory

Chinese electric truck startup Windrose plans to open a manufacturing plant for its fleet of semi-trucks in Georgia, according to Reuters.

Opinion

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OPINION

Atlanta’s competitive advantages can help the whole region grow

We can foster economic development across the urban and rural workforce by intentionally intertwining physical industries with virtual domains.

The comedy of errors that was the Atlanta airport last weekend

Stuck at Hartsfield for a weekend thanks to a connecting flight during the CrowdStrike outage.

What the Delta meltdown means for its future

The aftermath of the 2022 Southwest incident should make Delta nervous now.

Politically Georgia
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Kamala Harris is bringing her presidential campaign to Georgia

Polls suggest a tightening race between the vice president and former President Donald Trump.

Georgia race a ‘different ballgame’ ahead of Kamala Harris’ visit to Atlanta

Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Atlanta next week, which means Democrats think Georgia is again within reach now that President Joe Biden is no longer running.

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Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

Judge rejects prosecutors’ push to pause oversight panel’s work

Election 2024
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Trump turns his full focus on Harris at his first rally since Biden's exit from the 2024 race

Donald Trump has unleashed a barrage of attack lines against his likely new opponent, Vice President Kamala Harris.

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

There’s no consensus in Georgia over whom Kamala Harris should pick as a running mate

Some Democrats want her to select a swing state Democrat or an outside-the-box contender.

Kamala Harris’ pastor says the presumptive Democratic nominee is ‘at the top of her game’

The Rev. Amos C. Brown, a Morehouse graduate, has been involved in Harris’s campaigns since her earliest days as a politician in California.

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Georgia

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Kamala Harris is bringing her presidential campaign to Georgia

Polls suggest a tightening race between the vice president and former President Donald Trump.

U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

There’s no consensus in Georgia over whom Kamala Harris should pick as a running mate

Some Democrats want her to select a swing state Democrat or an outside-the-box contender.

US

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State Sen. Derek Mallow criticizes GOP for calling Harris a ‘DEI’ pick

In an interview on "Politically Georgia," State Sen. Derek Mallow criticizes Republican efforts to take down Kamala Harris as the Democratic pick for president.

LISTEN

Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

What the flood of donations to Harris campaign means for Georgia

Vice President Kamala Harris raised more money in one day than any candidate in the 2024 cycle.

Columnists

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Opinion: The American people deserve answers after assassination attempt

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle performed a near-impossible feat Monday of getting bipartisan support in Congress for her resignation.

OPINION: Biden does the right thing and leaves the stage

Opinion: Trump, Republicans still stuck on 2020

Many attendees of the Republican National Convention continue to talk about the 2020 election.

Trump Investigations

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Fani Willis’ marquee cases against Donald Trump and Young Thug are thrown into chaos

The bold and ambitious gambits thrust the Fulton County district attorney into the national spotlight.

Roswell man charged with threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray

Court records show that John Woodbury is facing federal charges of making interstate threats to Christopher Wray and others.

Photo of Fani Willis found on Trump shooter’s cellphone

The phone also contained pictures of several other politicians, including President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, according to a CNN report.

Food & Dining
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Bring home the gold with these Olympic-worthy metro Atlanta food challenges

We’ve compiled some of the most Olympic-worthy food challenges regularly offered by eateries around metro Atlanta.

Here’s the scoop: Atlanta Ice Cream Festival isn’t just about sweet treats

New Zealand pie pop-up Heaps to open brick-and-mortar in Decatur

After more than six years as a pop-up and wholesale business, Heaps is set to open a brick-and-mortar location in Decatur this winter.

Eleventh Street Pub reopens this week after water main break in June

Eleventh Street Pub is set to reopen this week in Midtown, nearly two months after it closed due to a water main break.

UATL
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A Democratic victory hinges on Black voters. Convincing them this time may be harder

Black voters in Georgia seemed split on supporting Kamala Harris’ run.

JT Money feeling ‘Immortal’ with new album, longevity in Southern hip-hop

As the founding member of Poison Clan, JT Money helped Atlanta become a destination for hip-hop. He just released his new album 'Immortal'.

Tariq Nasheed tells untold hip-hop history with ‘Microphone Check’

Tariq Nasheed is hosting screenings of his hip-hop documentary, “Microphone Check: The Hidden History of Hip-Hop,” at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Things to Do

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Shop luxe brands, raise money for breast cancer at Susan G. Komen event

Attendees will enjoy a curated shopping experience, featuring private in-store opportunities and a silent auction showcasing luxury retailers.

15 things to do this weekend: New Kids, ice cream and school festivals

Looking for something to do this weekend in metro Atlanta?

AT&T, Ticketmaster breaches show hackers can attack from many angles

As the world has become increasingly digitized, the collection of personal data out there for hackers to steal has grown.

Lifestyle

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Georgia is one of the most stressed states in America

From credit card debt to divorce rates, Georgia residents face a lot of stress

Jenna Dewan’s mastitis treatment sheds light on red light therapy

Although red light therapy masks were designed for facial use, Dewan's creative application demonstrates their versatility and the growing interest in this beauty tr

Andrew Young, Bernice King lead Kamala Harris’ Civil Rights Movement endorsements

Entertainment

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‘Flashpoint’ podcast, CNN separately explore 1996 Olympic bombings

Both CNN on TV and Atlanta-based Tenderfoot productions via podcast are looking back at the 1996 Olympic bombings and Eric Rudolph.

NBA rejects TNT’s NBA matching offer, keeping games with Amazon through 2036

The NBA rejected TNT's last-ditch matching offer to keep games on the network, sticking with Amazon instead.

Glen Powell stars in Hulu series ‘Chad Powers’ shooting in metro Atlanta

Glen Powell is starring in a new Hulu comedy "Chad Powers" that will begin shooting in metro Atlanta in August, 2024.

Health

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Children with rare birth defect are breathing easier with device made at Georgia Tech

Why millions are trying alternatives to big-pharma’s weight-loss drugs

Compounding pharmacies offer copycat weight-loss drugs to millions, although FDA spokesperson warns against potential contamination or counterfeit.

Another summer COVID-19 surge hits Atlanta. How to stay safe

The pandemic officially ended more than a year ago, but COVID-19 is still spreading amid increased travel, leading to a surge in new infections in Atlanta, experts say.

Travel

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Southwest to soon end trademark open seating, start assigning seats

Southwest Airlines plans to start assigning seats after more than 50 years of open seat aboard its planes.

The riskiest — and safest — destinations for travelers

No U.S. cities rank in either category

Summer Travel: 10 ways to activate some adrenaline-pumping adventure

Summer Travel: From a Montana dude ranch to a sailboat in the Caribbean, consider these destinations for your next travel adventure.

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Dougherty County students use hydroponic greenhouse to grow produce for local schools

Some Albany area students will soon get to taste lettuce grown by their peers thanks to a program at 4C Academy.

Police killing of Sonya Massey is striking example of another ‘senseless loss’ in the Black community

Body camera footage released from the shooting of Sonya Massey by a sheriff’s deputy in Illinois has sparked outrage.

Community health workers fill gaps in broken system for the uninsured

Without help navigating the system, families with limited English can easily miss out on support. Community health workers are stepping in to assist.

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Investigations

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‘It’s so broken right now’: How a Georgia agency failed to help disabled people find work

Critics and watchdogs say the GVRA, charged with helping disabled people find employment, is one of the least effective such agencies in the country.

Speeding puts UGA football culture back into spotlight

18 months after a fatal crash killed two members of UGA's football program, a recent string of speeding incidents has reinvigorated questions about the team's culture.

String of environmental violations raises concerns about firm linked to Okefenokee mine project

Twin Pines and others affiliated with its parent company have committed more than 70 violations across multiple states, records show.

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Watch: Bijan Robinson on his second training camp with the Falcons

Running back Bijan Robinson on his second training camp with the Falcons

From football to farming: Falcons linebacker Lorenzo Carter operates his own family farm

From football to farming: Falcons linebacker Lorenzo Carter operates his own family farm

Channel 2′s Fred Blankenship helps City Schools of Decatur kick off new year

Channel 2′s Fred Blankenship helps City Schools of Decatur kick off new year

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Photos: First day of practice at Falcons training camp

Players hit the field for the first training camp practice under new head coach Raheem Morris.

Photos: Georgia festival at world’s largest muscadine vineyard just weeks away

Wine lovers will be heading on down to Paulk Vineyards in Wray for the Georgia Muscadine Festival this summer.

Podcasts

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State Sen. Derek Mallow criticizes GOP for calling Harris a ‘DEI’ pick

In an interview on "Politically Georgia," State Sen. Derek Mallow criticizes Republican efforts to take down Kamala Harris as the Democratic pick for president.

The Bow Tie Chronicles: Real football season is upon us

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Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.